Research & reports

Title: INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard 2017

Organisation: INRIX
Date uploaded: 22nd February 2018
Date published/launched: February 2018

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard ranks the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries worldwide – the largest study of its kind.

The annual scorecard ranks the UK behind Russia and Turkey in Europe, and in tenth position globally - with drivers spending an average of 31 hours in traffic during peak hours annually.

However, the average time UK drivers spent in peak time traffic did fall by one hour from 2016.

The report also suggests that direct and indirect costs of delayed journeys reached £37.7bn last year – an average of £1,136 per driver.

In terms of cities, London was the UK’s most congested for the 10th consecutive year, with drivers spending 74 hours a year in traffic jams during peak times. These delays cost drivers in the Capital more than twice the national average at £2,430 per person – and more than £9.5bn as a whole.

Manchester came second, followed by Birmingham, Luton, Edinburgh, Bournemouth and Bristol (=6th), Newcastle, Coventry and Liverpool.

While Edinburgh featured in the top 10, the scorecard shows that Scottish cities have made ‘significant improvements’ from 2016, with Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh reducing peak hour congestion by 20%, 15% and 10% respectively.

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